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Rockwood South Hill

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Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Rockwood South Hill's website

East 2903 25th Avenue,
Spokane WA 99223

(509) 536-6650

62.44% estimated occupancy 1

Rockwood South Hill is a small non-profit nursing home located in Spokane, Washington. Featuring an overall rating of A-, this facility is one of the better nursing homes we looked at. Indeed, this proved to be one of the top five nursing homes in the city. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Nursing scores are primarily tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the next area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccination to 98.809525 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the last category we looked at, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a score of B+. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Rockwood South Hill Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Rockwood South Hill, 6.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Rockwood South Hill, 3.03% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Rockwood South Hill, 2.22% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Rockwood South Hill, 13.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Rockwood South Hill, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Rockwood South Hill, 13.68% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Rockwood South Hill, 93.98% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Rockwood South Hill, 13.82% Percentage of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Rockwood South Hill, 23.27% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Rockwood South Hill, 0.96 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Rockwood South Hill, 23.27 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Rockwood South Hill, 11.24 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Rockwood South Hill, 74.06% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Spokane, WA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

Looking for more options? Spokane, Washington has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • PROV Sacred Hrt Med Ctr & Childs Hosp.Acute Care Hospitals 2.26 miles away101 West 8th Avenue Spokane Washington 99204Voluntary non-profit - Church(509) 474-3040
  • Providence Holy Family HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.66 miles away5633 North Lidgerwood Spokane Washington 99208Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 482-2450
  • Multicare Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.8 miles away12606 East Mission Avenue Spokane Washington 99216Voluntary non-profit - Private(509) 924-6650

Nearby Dialysis

  • Downtown Spokane Renal Center2.02 miles away601 West 5th Ave Ste 101 Spokane Washington 99204CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 14 (509) 363-0070
  • North Spokane Renal Center3 miles away7701 N Division Street Ste B Spokane Washington 99208CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (509) 465-3161
  • Fmc Spokane Kidney Center4.21 miles away610 S Sherman Ave Suite 101 Spokane Washington 99202CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 473-1010
  • Fmc Valley Dialysis Unit6.47 miles away1017 North Pines Rd Spokane Washington 99206CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (509) 891-1107
  • Spokane Valley Renal Center7.24 miles away12610 E Mirabeau Pkwy Suite 100 Spokane Washington 99216CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 10 (509) 228-9933
  • Fmc Northpointe Dialysis Unit7.94 miles away1116 E Westview Court Spokane Washington 99218CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (509) 468-8606